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Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the showdown. president obama, mitt romney and the debate in denver everyone is talking about. >>> breaking news about american airlines. why dozens of planes in the air tonight are being grounded when they land. >>> out of gas. why some gas stations are shutting down in a place where prices are already over $5 a gallon. >>> is it a hidden danger of chemicals, a high importance to mothers and their newborns. >>> and bird's eye view. what we look like to them. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on
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Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
. vote. chris: mitt romney's mind game is to call heavily the new change agent. and inviting voters to hop on the winning train. >> you're seeing this movement growing. you're seeing people come together to say we love america. we recognize we can do better. i came in and some of the folks here were holding signs, democrats for romney, all right? i love that. i love that. chris: well, the question is, is mitt romney really wenning or is this a psychological game in which he's getting the democrats to be demoralized while all this talk of him being ahead? >> beats me. usually you have a gut feeling about it. i have no gut feeling about this election. but i will say this. that calling -- that optimism and saying it's a big deal is more -- is more fundamentally american and more optimistic and more positive, i think, and so i would give romney slightly the upper hand on this message rather than saying you got to go out ask vote. chris: you may not like the things you are wut what happens if we lose the election seems to be the message. >> and that people like to go with a winner if he can
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Oct 22, 2012 3:30am EDT
in his favor among women. by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take the policies more suited to the 19 fiflts. >> this president has failed america's women. they suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod, republican senator rob horton. romney's debate sparring partner, joining us live from the debate site. our round table weighs in. from the times, tom friedman and white house correspondent, helene cooper. strategist mike murphy and press secretary for president clinton, dee dee meyers. ne cooper. and former white hous >>e from nbc news in washingto "meet the press" with david gregory. >> brand-new in morning, the latest nbc news poll on where this race stands. let's go right to my colleague chuck todd. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters. 47-47. not all races are equal. the president at 47. if t
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Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
among women by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take up policies more suited to the 1950s. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all-important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod. and later, ohio republican senator rob portman. romney's debate sparring partner. joining us live from the debate site. >>> plus, our roundtable weighs in. from "the new york times," columnist tom friedman. and white house correspondent helean cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is among
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Oct 8, 2012 3:30am EDT
house but not to your own facts. >> romney delivers. the president tries to recover. >> when i got off the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the stage is ready in denver, colorado. the university of denver. and all of the expectations management to the contrary, the two men you're going to see tonight are very good debaters. they have four ivy league degrees between them, after all, and 50 debates between them, though not against each other until tonight. there is a critical third man on that stage tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings debate style between these candidates. even though voting is under
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Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
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Oct 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
underperformed against governor romney. both men were amped up. last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy attack and mitt romney's movement to the center on a number of issues. 60 million americans watched on live television. starting today, there was a new sense of urgency out on the trail. now, the travel becomes urgent and frenetic every second counts. so does every state. we have it all covered and we begin with peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night. that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across the country, effectively hopscot scotching o another. both believe they're in the driver's seat. >> give it up for -- >> kicking off their final 14 days toward the election. a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now, is to hide his reposition and win this election. you
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
that the wednesday night massacre or what? did mitt romney catch up and pass obama in one 90-minute performance? will the strong new jobs report help the president to take command? leading from behind? was there some hidden unknown logic to the president's decision to let his challenger wing his way from one position to another? why didn't barack obama force romney to own his record against the auto rescue and against the 47% and against showing his personal taxes. was there a reason obama didn't want 70 million people to know his best case? finally, rematch. will the town hall format of the next debate give barack obama a chance to show greater empathy. and will mitt romney be just as good when people ask the questions? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, abc's sam donaldson, nbc's andrea mitchell, msnbc s.e. cupp and joe klein. the new jobs report gives the obama campaign a much-needed assist after the debacle wednesday night in denver. the debate's closing statements told the tale. the president was down and mitt romney was up. >> you know, four years ago
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Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
changed the race, and the new front romney opened up on the president today. >>> outbreak, more people are sick from meningitis tonight, the attempt to find those at risk. >>> and more on the hand sanitizers that are popular everywhere, how could they be a bad thing? we'll tell you what the doctors believe. >>> and making a difference, you see them at the airport, sniffing, doing their job, and wait until you hear what they over came to make it to the pros, nightly news begins now. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and la lackluc kt e railroad president obama, there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is i
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Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
sick because of an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis. >> mitt romney slammed a the president on foreign policy. reaction from the obama camp coming next. >> players talk about what they need to do to keep last night's disappointing when from -- loss from carrying over. >> the forecast is coming next. 52 at the airport. 56 near the inner harbor. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. with rob daniels and donna hamilton, your insta-weatherplus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer, sports, and skyteam 11 covering breaking news. >> more people have been infected with a deadly fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. five cases in maryland. the total number has soared to 105 of people second and the number of deaths is at 8. the tainted steroids were used in injection's given to back pain patients july through september. the massachusetts pharmacy has recalled all its products. health officials say 76 medical facilities in 23 states receive the contaminated injections. for complete list, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com and
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to be. a look at the campaign. >>> also on the trail with the romney campaign, and tonight, why he is having to respond to a candidate's comments about race. >>> plus, what it is like living in the most hotlicon tested background state. >>> and new, what could take aim at the east coast. >>> and breathtaking, an awesome new view of the grand canyon like you have never seen it before. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, sitting in for brian tonight, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air milings. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver. >> reporter: well, lester, good evening, having approached both campaigns about getting a
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Oct 29, 2012 3:30am EDT
the sort of reforms that strip away the sclerosis. and i'm surprised that mitt romney isn't running on that sort of broad -- i'm not radical. look at what mitch daniels has done, i want to do it for the federal government. >> it's amazing he's not running on a change washington. he's winning the question, but not by a lot and it's always amayed me. the country is not happy with washington. i want to go back to the demographic yes. what makes ohio different from all the other battleground states and all of the other mathematics from obama campaign. it's the state that demograph demographically doesn't fit what they're trying to do everything that they're trying to do in every other swing state is about hispanics and gender. not ohio. the demographic group that mitt romney performs best with is white men. the demographic group he's performing poorly in ohio is white men. auto workers in toledo, akron, northwest part of the state. >> i think the reason for that is a, what rachel mentioned, the fight over union rights. a lot of counties that voted for kasich in the election swung overwh
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Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm EDT
night of the campaign. the second debate has all eyes on the president after romney's last performance. and our political team is in place. >>> what's the alternative, when traditional medicine just can't get at back pain as our series of reports lookst what does work. >>> the scandal in a small town in maine involving a zumba dance instructor, charges of prostitution, and the names being released now of the men alleged to be her customers. >>> and the matriarch of the kennedy family, our rare and exclusive interview with ethel kennedy, as she looks back on her life and loss. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening on what could be the single most important night of the presidential campaign thus far. there's an enormous amount of pressure on president obama because his last debate performance was seen as so lacking against an energized challenge from governor romney, that it actually moved the numbers. it moved the polls even in some places that seemed to be settling in for the democrats. tonight the second of three debates
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of the race, gave a boost to romney, and forced a re-assessment of the president's performance. and look at two of the latest national polls of likely voters, both politico and "the washington post" show the national numbers are within the margin of error. that is why when the two meet at hofstra, we begin with peter alexander at the debate meeting, peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, let me show you inside this debate hall. once again, mitt romney will be in the seat on the left, the president gets the seat on the right. i was just down there on set and the paint is actually still wet. tomorrow night, both men will have a chance to debate, with many undecided. after a weekend limited brief sightings, mitt romney left church services, and today, both candidates are again studying quietly. president obama at this exclusive williamsburg, virginia, hotel, wrapping up what debate experts call the debate coaching. he took a trip to the hoover dam, today. not a single event planned. in massachusetts, it was about substance, including where to look, at the preside
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Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
enroute in just days. >>> the blitz on the campaign trail with just 12 days to go. we're with the romney campaign in battleground ohio, and we're just off air force one after a solid day of flying coast to coast. >>> the scandal, explosive allegations against the popular television host. the scandal that has viewers in great britain stunned. >>> and over-caffeined, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering a wherlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused if you are flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million amer
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today,"
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," foreign policy showdown. mitt romney gets serious about libya, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> winter weather now. many parts of the country will make up this morning to an arctic blast from the nor. bill's forecast is straight ahead. >>> and 48 straight. drew breess into the record books. this is a big one. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 8th, 2012. >>> very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracy potts that is details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, ameri
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Oct 21, 2012 11:00am EDT
obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> this morning on "early today," strategy shift. mitt romney backs off his 47% remarks while president obama sharpens his attacks. >>> leap of faith. tense moments as a mother and her five kids are forced to jump from a burning building. >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green and blue honey? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly wo
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Oct 1, 2012 3:30am EDT
," mitt romney needs a game changer. is the first presidential debate it? >>> his back now against the wall, romney is behind in all of our background polls. the candidate presses for a rebound. >> we do not want four more years of where we've been. i represent a different path. >>> president obama meantime tries to seize the moment as early voting begins around the country, offering a closing argument. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and were mired in a rut. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race. a debate preview, and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign, the architect of his 2008 run, now white house senior adviser david plouffe. finally, insights and analysis from our political roundtable. joining us, conservative activist and founder of the faith and freedom coalition ralph reed. former democratic governor of pennsylvania ed rendell. anchor of bbc's
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
off. in our big story -- in less than 12 hours, mitt romney gets his chance to face president obama. he says the economy is getting worse and present obama will face mitt romney whether he has written off 47% of america. we go to washington with more. >> good afternoon, there is a lot at stake for both these candidates and they know it. one side is trying to be more aggressive than the other is trying to keep his cool. they will have 6-50 minute blocks of questions about domestic issues. republicans say the bar is high for the president, a skilled debater and think that mitt romney's aggressive style may throw the president off. >> he has the facts and he is tenacious and that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> the democrats say he has to be specific. >> americans are looking for details and i think he will seek president obama continue to do that. >> president obama is three points ahead with likely voters with mitt romney gaining ground. >> those voters are likely to be hispanic and ages 29 or so. as a consequence of this being slightly older and less hispa
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
about immigration. >> if i can have you sit down, governor romney. >> if i can have you sit down, governor romney. thank you. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> it is the morning after the second presidential debate, and while both sides will claim victory, one thing everyone can agree on, the president showed up with something to prove. according to a cnn orc flash poll, 46% of registered voters thought president obama did the better job. that's compared to 39% who put governor romney on top. that is a stark contrast from denver when an overwhelming majority 67% gave romney the win. a similar split occurred in cbs news's instant poll where 37% of uncommitted voters gave the president last night's victory compared to 30% who chose romney. >>> the high stakes presidential debate covered a lot of ground and nbc's steve handlesman has the latest from the campus of hofstra university in new york. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from the campus in hofstra on long island. both candidates seemed on their game. this was high stakes.
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. meantime, mitt romney gets personal and big bird breaks his silence on snl. >>> danger zone? on this football night in america, a growing fight off the field. kids caught in the middle. >>> and american classics. once the heart of millions of homes, the new efforts to give a lot of old castaways new life. >>> good evening. there may very well be more than just frost on the pumpkin where you are tonight. we start this evening with a cold blast. a dramatic and practically overnight temperature swing has turned what had been an exceptionally mild fall for most of the country into a big chill that tonight is gripping roughly two-thirds of the nation. scores of low temperature records have been broken over the last 24 hours as the mercury went from the 70s and 80s in many places down into the 30s and 40s, even below freezing. we'll get the outlook for the week ahead in a moment, but we start with nbc's michelle fra frandsen here in new york. michelle, good evening. >> good evening, lester. this freeze warning has brought a snap not only here in new york but to a good bit of the country. a
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
you. i'm veronica de la cruz. a day before president obama and mitt romney meet for the second of three debates, brand-new poll numbers show the candidates locked in a virtual dead heat. according to a new "washington post" abc news poll of likely voters, 49% favor president obama compared to 46% who back governor romney. those numbers are basically where they were two weeks ago and within the polls' margin of error. but that doesn't mean mitt romney didn't get a big boost. republicans' enthusiasm for their candidate has soared to 59% now, including an 11-point gain in just the past two weeks. both the romney and obama campaigns are expressing concern about the moderator of tuesday's second presidential debate. candy crowley will be hosting the debate, and she suggested that she'll play a larger role than agreed to by the candidates. according to "time" magazine's mark halperin, the two campaigns have raised objection saying the moderator's participation should be much more limited than she's leading people to believe. crowley has suggested she'll ask follow-up questions, which is
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Oct 10, 2012 12:35am EDT
," everybody. here's what people are talking about. mitt romney was out on the campaign trail yesterday and while visiting a grade school, romney told students that fourth grade was his favorite. [ laughter ] and he said, unless you're in another grade, then that was my favorite. [ laughter ] that's my favorite grade. speaking of romney, people close to the campaign are saying that mitt romney's son, tagg -- [ laughter ] is now one of his chief advisers. [ light laughter ] yeah, when mitt asked him to join his team, he put his arm on his son's shoulders and said, "tagg, you're it." [ laughter ] there you go. it's a clean joke. you can tell your kids. bring it to school. ♪ it's bipartisan. everyone can get a laugh. >> steve: that'll work out. people love it. kids love that joke. >> jimmy: democrats, republicans. it's just a clean good joke. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: have you guys seen this mitt romney photo that's been making the rounds? that young girl. take a look at this photo. there you go. [ laughter ] yeah, i think he had just gotten a tattoo. [ laughter ] he was quoted as saying
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together and none like this. the incumbent president and the challenger on stage tonight in denver. and to set the stage for that, our political team beginning with peter alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc news. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. after all the hype and spin, this is where the debate will finally take place. let's give you a quick show around. they'll shake hands in the middle. the president will stand at the podium on the right, mitt romney at the podium on the left. this debate is separated into six 15-minute segments focusing heavily on the economy. touching down in denver this afternoon, president obama has prepared more for these debates than any sitting president in the modern era. while anticipation builds at the tightly controlled debate site mitt romney reviewed in private relaxing with his sons and fueling up on a peanut butter and honey sandwich. >> i believe that
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama is staying in denver this morning. mitt romney is going to virginia. >> tracie potts has a look at one.d >> the point of this debate was to make differences clear. on lowering the debt. we now have trillion dollars deficits. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we ask for a dollar of additional revenue paid for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> it shows that is not a recipe for job growth. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> they clashed on wall street and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion for medicare to be able to balance thet additional cost of obamacare is a mistake. >> if you repeal obamacare, what happens is those seniors will be paying $600 more in subscription care. -- in prescription care. >> i don't know how the president could come into office and face rising unemployment and an economic crisis at the kitchen table and fighting for oba
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the past. all three officers have been suspended. president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail talking to voters listen 24 hours after the first presidential debate. >> last night, mitt romney was energetic and on the offensive. meanwhile president obama seemed subdued and played defensive. republican mitt romney may have secured exactly what he needed out of his first presidential debate, a fresh look for undecided voters. >> he laid out the very clear choice and a big choice. that is what this election is about. >> the candidates sparred on the tough issues, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i would rather have a private plan. i just as soon not have the government, what kind of health care i get. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered the administrative cost then private interest as, which is why seniors are pretty happy with it. and private insurers have it -- have to make a profit. >> even president obama had to a myth that he did well. the debate was one of the most -- had to admit that romney did well. the debate was one of the most substantiv
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Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
against mitt romney in denver, the president admitted. there was pressure to score, the maryland congressman played the part of ryan in six mock debates, detailed down to a set. acting like the one tonight. >> you go through a lot of mock debates, the vice president is looking forward to being here tonight. joe biden just needs to be joe biden. >> reporter: they described his mood as upbeat. whether joe biden and ryan uses first names, remains to be scene. the moderator will introduce him as congressman, although he is far less experienced than joe biden, ryan's advisers don't seem worried. >> he can talk about all his years in washington, all the multiple times he has run for president, the tough decisions he has made. they have a record that is bad for the country, he will have to defend it. >> what he can't run from is the president's record. >> reporter: aides say mr. ryan spent the afternoon relaxing with family, working in time for last minute studying. he even hit the gym, just as an old-time picture hits the stands, and a pep talk from his seven-year-old son, sam. now we'
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
debate, a new gallup poll shows mitt romney leading a lot to other polls show it locked in a dead heat. obama and mitt romney crept behind closed doors while their surrogates hit the trail. in ohio, the first lady announced she cast her ballot early. >> i voted for my husband. it felt so good. >> great to be back. >> paul rhinestone for votes in the buckeye state, too. -- paul ryan stumped for votes. he dished on the debate as new poll from the washington post and politico showed the contest virtually tied. >> the race is still an aide jump ball. it could tip either way. >> the biggest thing is an increase in likability. mitt romney is having a sally field moment. they really like him. >> he can still be aggressive against the president, but he cannot get aggressive with people in town hall meetings. >> is very important for obama that he does not sit back disengaged and the mirror to mitt romney. -- demur to mitt romney. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> representatives for of baltimore's casino address concerns today before baltimore city council members. they discussed licens
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
governor romney are behind closed doors getting ready for the queues debate. the president is in debate camp. president obama arriving in williamsburg, virginia, on saturday where he will sharpen his execution after a lackluster first debate with mitt romney. meanwhile, several miles away, the massachusetts governor rallied supporters. he said the president needs to deliver a stronger performance on tuesday. >> tell the story about his accomplishments and vision for the next four years. it is a winning strategy. >> campaign officials acknowledged they need to make adjustments but will not give specifics except to say mr. obama will continue to spar with john kerry and study materials. unlike his first debate camp in nevada which included a public rally, there are no public events on his schedule this time. >> by showing he is not on the campaign trail, he is doing prep and taking it seriously. he knows this is another defining moment in the race. >> a reinvigorated mitt romney was on the trail saturday campaigning in must win ohio where he tried to erode the president's lead by criticiz
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
battleground. 18 electoral votes explains why mitt romney is spending this week in ohio. >>> and late-breaking details on a pakistani blogger shot while getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this morning. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. on the campaign front, it is all about ohio. voters in that key state have been getting plenty of time with president obama and his republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continu
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and mitt romney are campaigning in key swing states before the prepare for the final debate. that debate takes place monday night in the battleground state of florida. sally kidd continues our commitment 2012 coverage from washington. >> mitt romney is already in florida. the president is focusing on virginia. >> i think it is called romneysia. >> president obama blasted mitt romney as a serial flip-flop per. >> if you come down with a case of romneysia, here is the good news. obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. >> mitt romney will be rallying voters in florida on friday evening. the campaign released a new ad saying the country needs new leadership. paul ryan touted mitt romney's plant at a roundtable. >> we want to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get capital and compete. paul ryan accused the president of stonewalling and misleading the public about the attack on u.s. consulate in libya. a new poll shows mitt romney leading the president by 7 points. >> that poll appears to be an outlier. most other polls showed a much closer. this race is decided in the electoral coll
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Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention t
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
about race and god's intentions that mitt romney quickly distances himself from. >>> sprint for the white house. the candidates hit the swing states hard as polls begin to shift. gentleman and the need for speed. driving 85 miles per hour in the u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. u.s. starting today. it's perfect legal. we'll tell you where. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrib
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are in preparation mode. new polls show the president and mitt romney are locked in a close contest. we are in washington with what is at stake. >> with the clock ticking toward the first face-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama and the presidentprep mill in vegas -- in debate prep mode in the. a weekend visit to church with mitt romney and a practice session with this debate team. >> there tried to be as real as possible. he has been wearing a suit and tie. the are trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> he covers the mitt romney campaign for politico, which shows him trailing for the president. >> president obama has the upper hand but it is close enough that with a strong performance in denver, mitt romney could take the lead in the national polls. >> a washington post poll of the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate. >> well you have a very close election nationally, president obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons were spent for the disparity. >> there is
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
republican challenger mitt romney. you know romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment in the campaign because there are so many eyes on this. it's the first of three debates between these two men. it's scheduled to last 90 minutes, and with just 33 days until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later. you think politics can get ugly. try the "
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
may have gone to republican mitt romney, but president barack obama is looking to change the outcome in the second matchup. the two candidates prepared to debate tomorrow in new york. we have the latest in this commitment 2012 report. >> both candidates are taking a break from the campaign trail today, holing up to get ready for the second showdown. mitt romney is up near boston. president obama, further south. president obama stepped off his plane in virginia and stepped right into prep mode to get ready for the debate at hofstra university in new york. >> he will absolutely be able to draw from that energy, from the energy of the public and the crowd. >> and the president's advisers say he will see a difference in demeanor from the last showdown. >> i think you'll see someone who is very passionate about the choice our country faces and putting that choice in front of voters. >> but mitt romney's team out with a new ad highlighting paul ryan's debate performance seems ready for a shift in tone. >> the president can change his style. he cannot change his record and his policies. tha
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Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
federal waters and have. >> not true, governor romney. >> by how much did you cut them, then? >> we produce more oil -- >> no, how much did you cut licenses on federal waters and federal land? >> both presidential candidates are campaigning today in a race that is sure to stay close adolescence the base -- stay close after last night's debate. yours are calling president obama the winner. danielle leed is in washington. >> president obama had a better performance that mitt romney held his own. president obama was up early heading to y yolo with more flooding in this race after last night's -- heading for iowa with in this race after last night's debate. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team would take politics or mislead when we lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> romney faltered getting corrected by the moderator when he insisted that the president did not initially called the act a terrorist attack. >> as the facts have come out, it does not speak well of how the administration has handled this. >> he accused obama of failing to keep his promises. >> he said he wo
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. completely wrong. mitt romney concedes he made a mistake with those secretly recorded 47% comments as he tries to build on his debate momentum, and this morning the jobs numbers come out. how will they impact the race? >>> cancelled. american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast today. urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what's caused seats to come loose on its planes. >>> and duelling divas. mariah carey, nicki minaj and reports of a gun on the set of an "american idol" audition. mariah is adding extra security on today, october 5th, 2012. savannah guthrie live from >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt. the jobs report, all about the economy for this election, one of two remaining before election day. both campaign and voters will be keeping a close eye on what it means for the economy. >> big part of the politics right
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
riding a new wave of momentum. president obama hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its l
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
near the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. wo, mitt romney and president obama attacked each other. >> today they will campaign in several key states. hallie jackson has more. what is the verdict after last night's face-off? >> some polls give president obama a bit of an edge. it looked at times less like a a pay-per-view fight night. >> i had a question. >> you want me to answer a question. >> they circled like boxers in a ring, sparring with each other and with the moderator. >> i think i was supposed to get that last answer. >> i do not think so. i want to make sure the timekeeper's are working. >> the time keepers are all working. >> topics like jobs and gas prices. taxes. >> what would be your position on those things? they are important for the middle class. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal, and neither should you, the american people, because the math does not add up. >> of course they add up. i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced the budget. >> mitt romney slammed president obama for his response to the assault on the u
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
. tracie potts is live in washington. >> governor romney -- >> they clashed almost from the beginning. >> i had a question. >> you want me to answer a question. i am happy to answer the question. >> amid the confusion -- >> if i could have to dodge they did address issues like jobs, taxes. >> he has hit one. plan, to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i will not reduce the share that is being faced by them. >> the 47% governor romney called victims. >> think about who he was talking about. >> the president has tried but his policies have not worked. >> i am the president and i'm always responsible. >> he did not initially called libya a terrorist act. >> it took him 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> there was a clear bid from both candidates for female voters. governor romney in virginia today. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama and mitt romney were debating in new york. bill clinton was giving a speech in baltimore. no crews were allowed inside. >> this is part of a speaker's series. some of the people who watched said the former president spoke
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
family is saying now. >> president obama and mitt romney trade one-liners at the new york event. >> most of the overnight rain has cleared out. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we got some rain last night in some overnights. >> we are still in the process of dealing with some rain. take a look at the radar. we can see the shower activity. ritchie north into a harford county -- reaching north into harford county and some around richmond. we are not done yet. there is hope for the afternoon. how is traffic? >> volume is still on the light side. there is a downed pole along route 99 in ellicott city. lane closures remain in effect. up to speed on the west side down towards baltimore national pike. no problems on 795. a smooth ride coming down towards mount
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Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
to get started with presidential application. president obama and mitt romney will spend the rest of the weekend studying up for the next and final debate. peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are in the tarmac right now. this is the romney campaign plane as he heads today to boca raton ahead of monday's third and final debate. the president will spend his weekend at camp david preparing for that debate. but both candidates on the trail squeezed in another series of attacks just yesterday. the president was in virginia accusing romney of moderating his stands and conveniently forgetting past positions on women's issues and the economy. he referred to it as romnesia. mitt romney said the president simply has no agenda, no plan for the future. he said the president's basically been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. again, though, that last debate son monday, just 15 days before what will be a very close contest. the focus is foreign policy. it will be heavily focused on the middle east and on terrorism. t
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
moment. i am still speaking. >> very little of what governor romney said is true. >> we do not need to have the president keeping us from taking advantage of oil, coal and gas. >> when you were governor of massachusetts, he stood in front of it coal plant and said this plant kills. >> when governor romney said we should lead detroit go bankrupt, i said we are going to bet on american workers and auto industry and it has come surging back. >> the president took detroit bankrupt. >> why my lowering taxes on the middle class? under the last four years, they have been buried. >> we have not heard from the governor in the specifics beyond big bird and eliminating funding for planned parenthood in terms of how he pays for that. >> one of the most heated exchanges -- oil production. >> you cut permits and licenses on federal land and water in half. >> not true. >> by how much did you cut them? >> we produce more oil. >> another heated exchange over the attack over the -- on the u.s. consulate in libya. with romney and the president dealt a leadership test. the that accused mitt romney of play
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